During ubuntu boot phase, a beatiful Logo appear on screen, indicate you are soon starting your desktop. What about changing this default screen ? Yes all is possible on Ubuntu and mainly on Linux 😉

OK, first, try to install a new plymouth theme in the proposed list.

frederic@nostromo64:~$ aptitude search plymouth-themev   plymouth-theme                    -i   plymouth-theme-fade-in            - graphical boot animation and logger - fade-in themei   plymouth-theme-glow               - graphical boot animation and logger - glow themep   plymouth-theme-kubuntu-logo       - graphical boot animation and logger - kubuntu-logo themep   plymouth-theme-kubuntu-text       - graphical boot animation and logger - kubuntu-text themep   plymouth-theme-lubuntu-logo       - plymouth theme for Lubuntup   plymouth-theme-sabily             - plymouth theme for Sabilyp   plymouth-theme-script             - graphical boot animation and logger - script themei   plymouth-theme-solar              - graphical boot animation and logger - solar themep   plymouth-theme-spinfinity         - graphical boot animation and logger - spinfinity themep   plymouth-theme-text               - graphical boot animation and logger - text themei   plymouth-theme-ubuntu-logo        - graphical boot animation and logger - ubuntu-logo themei   plymouth-theme-ubuntu-text        - graphical boot animation and logger - ubuntu-logo themep   plymouth-theme-ubuntustudio       - Ubuntu Studio Plymouth themep   plymouth-theme-xubuntu-logo       - graphical boot animation and logger - xubuntu-logo themep   xubuntu-plymouth-theme            - Plymouth theme for Xubuntu

Then, select the one you want and execute the following command lines:

frederic@nostromo64:~$ sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth

Select in proposed list one of the theme installed :

frederic@nostromo64:~$ sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouthThere are 4 choices for the alternative default.plymouth (providing/lib/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth).S??lection   Chemin                                                 Priorit??  ??tat------------------------------------------------------------* 0            /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth   100       mode automatique  1            /lib/plymouth/themes/fade-in/fade-in.plymouth           10        mode manuel  2            /lib/plymouth/themes/glow/glow.plymouth                 10        mode manuel  3            /lib/plymouth/themes/solar/solar.plymouth               10        mode manuel  4            /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth   100       mode manuelAppuyez sur  pour conserver la valeur par d??faut[*] ou choisissez le num??ro s??lectionn?? :

And install this theme on boot sequence

frederic@nostromo64:~$ sudo sudo update-initramfs -u

You can verify it with the command line

sudo plymouthd ; sudo plymouth --show-splash ; sleep 10 ; sudo plymouth --quit

And then, reboot and enjoy !

(sorry for french screenshot… I run a french installation of Ubuntu 😉

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